Silicon Prairie News

Thinc Iowa
4849_b30a72045b_small October 10, 2012 by John T. Meyer

Des Moines One aspect of a Silicon Prairie News-run conference that may go overlooked but it is an essential ingredient to the overall recipe is the emcee. The emcee is responsible not only for introducing each speaker to the stage but also for the getting the audience energy up and keeping it up. At Thinc Iowa, those responsibilities are in the capable hands of Big Omaha 2012 emcee Antonio Neves, an award-winning business journalist and … read more

4853_365ff377b9_small October 9, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines On the opening day of Thinc Iowa 2012, we want to take a moment to thank three of the event's major sponsors: Iowa's Creative Corridor, WebFilings and the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Sponsors, like these, provide the financial support to keep our events and organization running strong, and we're ever grateful to have them on board. … read more

4854_dbd58bd9c5_small October 9, 2012 by Danny Schreiber & Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Thinc Iowa starts at 8 tonight as attendees and the greater Silicon Prairie community gather at the opening party with our premier sponsor, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The venue for this party is Wooly's, a music hot spot in the historic East Village of downtown Des Moines. As you'll see in the pictures (below), we're especially excited about this venue as its vibe fits the hand-sketched, ornate details of the Thinc Iowa brand. If you're a Thinc Iowa … read more

4831_2573c56e6b_small October 8, 2012 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines We can't express our thanks enough to the sponsors who have put their time and resources into helping make Thinc Iowa 2012 a reality. We're excited to welcome back the following three sponsors who supported Thinc Iowa in its inception last year and are backing it again this year. … read more

4841_f7968aa423_small October 8, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Des Moines It's that time of year again. The leaves are turning from green to brilliant oranges and reds. The weekend grilling ritual gradually gives way to simmering pots of chili on the stovetop. Neighbor kids are throwing the football in the front yard … And Thinc Iowa is almost here. All of us here at Performance Marketing cherish this time of year. Like having Christmas come early, it's when Silicon Prairie News tells us to throw caution to the wind, to let the creative … read more

4819_1cc1f0b4aa_small October 5, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Des Moines All set for Thinc Iowa next week? Good. Now it's time to do some homework on the several speakers that will be featured over the two-and-a-half-day conference. Luckily we've done most of the work for you by compiling a few links about each one below. … read more

4814_d65e42a43a_small October 4, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Des Moines All set for Thinc Iowa next week? Good. Now it's time to do some homework on the several speakers that will be featured over the two-and-a-half-day conference. Luckily we've done most of the work for you by compiling a few links about each one below. … read more

4805_f389764a7b_small October 3, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Des Moines Thanks to our sponsor Iowa's Creative Corridor, we're sending our Thinc Iowa 2012 attendees out in style – a very vintage, eclectic style. The evening of Oct. 11, we'll gather at the West End Architectural Salvage (below) for the Thinc Iowa Closing Party. This party venue is a four-story salvage source, touting one-of-a-kind gems from New York, Chicago, England, the Middle East and elsewhere. Between … read more

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